Why subscribe?

running towards xyz will chronicle Laura’s explorations into building something new.

Who is Laura?

Hi. I’m Laura Holmes. 👋 I like to build things, specifically software products. I’m also a mother of two adorable kiddos, hapa, and currently building a story-driven educational app for kids as the CEO and founder of Wanderly. I occasionally write about inclusion and equity at fearofpoets.com, and I am the Editor in Chief of Something Interesting, the best crypto newsletter out there.

I’ve spent the majority of my professional career working at Google, bringing new products to life: Grasshopper, Google Fi, Google Tag Manager, and various projects in Google’s Education portfolio. I love building teams and making powerful products simple. Prior to Google, I graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Computer Science and spent my final year participating in the Mayfield Fellows Program.

This newsletter is chronicling my post-Google journey into entrepreneurship. My hope is that it can be an honest history of the many twists and turns on the road toward building something new.


I will often write about sensitive topics around equity and inclusion. It’s a space that’s hard to get right and constantly evolving. I’d prefer to be wrong and learn than not discuss these important issues. If you have feedback about something I’ve written, I’d love to hear from you so I can improve.

Logo inspired by the advice to be running towards your next adventure.

Subscribe to running towards xyz

taking one step at a time towards something new.


Maker. Optimist. Mom. Hapa. Looking for the next problem to solve.